ERIC Number: ED225478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
New Configurations in University Administration: The Role of the Institutional Research Office in Support of University Advancement. SAIR Conference Paper.
Budig, Jeanne E.
An institution's innovative plan for staff utilization, which represented a forced coalition between the offices for institutional research and university advancement, is described. Funding cuts eliminated staff in both of these offices. An institutional research/planning staff team (team A) identified current skills and resources and determined faculty and staff perceived unmet resource needs and priorities. A development/advancement staff team (team B) developed a list of 12 advancement elements, which is appended, and assessed the present status of each element. The two teams reviewed each other's lists, and team B matched eight need areas with seven potential funding sources. The matching process was based on Harold Hodgkinson's "I Have/You Need" approach to problem-solving. Cooperation of both teams with a university-wide advancement advisory committee resulted in the development of a recommendation for staffing and resource requirements to accomplish a 1- and 3-year development plan. Charts are appended that show the interface between identified needs and potential funding sources, and the interface between 11 institutional research skills and the 12 advancement plan elements. A literature review on functions of institutional research and university advancement is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, College Planning, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Research, Mergers, Needs Assessment, Organizational Communication, Research Needs, Research Skills, Researchers, Retrenchment, Staff Utilization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: SAIR Conference
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-19, 1982).